“Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, and Morgan’s vision of our dark past shines brilliantly detailed, deeply satisfying, and ultimately hopeful.” —Charles Frazier, author of Nightwoods and Cold Mountain
“A powerful, gripping, and unrelenting tale of wilderness survival under the most dire of circumstances in the pursuit of freedom: another outstanding work of historical fiction from Morgan.” —Kirkus Reviews (see full review)
“What an exciting new legend Robert Morgan has created! And just when we need such a story. Chasing the North Star has the gravity of the old slave narratives, and the blood-chilling action of a contemporary action thriller. The language reflects Morgan’s deep connection to the land and the tradition, and burns with conviction and insight and heart. Jonah Williams is a hero for the ages. Reading of his courage and humanity puts starch in your spine. A must read.” —Randal Kenan, author of Walking on Water
Mockingbird, a poem by Robert Morgan, published by Broadstone Books, 418 Ann Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1929. Price: $9.00.
Novel Wins Award
Robert Morgan wins Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award for his novel, The Road from Gap Creek. The Western North Carolina Historical Society will present their 59th annual Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, and feature selected readings from other finalists, February 7, 2015, at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, NC. For reservations, contact WNCHS.